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Alan

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New Heifer
« on: March 26, 2018, 01:04:22 PM »
At one of my permissions to day, I got to see something city folks seldom get to see—a new life being born!




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Re: New Heifer
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2018, 06:15:41 PM »
That's cool.
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Re: New Heifer
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2018, 07:29:17 AM »
It's kind of interesting the things that we take for granted due to the environments we live in.

Seeing a calf being born is something I've seen numerous times,  as I grew up on a farm.

I've never seen a subway train in real life, let alone ridden on one.

I know, I know - a calf being born is one heckuva lot cooler than a stupid subway. LOL.

Did you notice the cow ate the placenta?  That's weird to me - they are supposed to be herbivores.


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Re: New Heifer
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2018, 09:40:43 AM »
The man who owns the property is a veterinarian. He was there too, and explained some of the "process". He said he really didn't like them eating the leftovers as it were, because they can get a disease from it.

Probably the most interesting part was, trying to catch the little dickens after about 15 minutes. Wobbly or not, he didn't waste any time learning to run!
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Re: New Heifer
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2018, 05:35:58 AM »
Growing up on a dairy I take this for granted. It's all fun and games and "oooh"and "aaww" until the cow starts having trouble. Then it's bring out the come-a-long, the choke chains (for the calf's front legs) and you go elbows deep in the nether regions of a cow. That experience is brutal...mainly for the pain that it causes the cow having a calf cranked out of them with a winch. I much preferred waking up in the morning to find the process complete.
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Re: New Heifer
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2018, 01:51:26 PM »
Growing up on a dairy I take this for granted. It's all fun and games and "oooh"and "aaww" until the cow starts having trouble. Then it's bring out the come-a-long, the choke chains (for the calf's front legs) and you go elbows deep in the nether regions of a cow. That experience is brutal...mainly for the pain that it causes the cow having a calf cranked out of them with a winch. I much preferred waking up in the morning to find the process complete.

Amen!
Except it wasn't a dairy any more by the time I came along. Just beef farm.
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